Removing Moss From Your Roof

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Canadian Roofsmith Moss Removal

The Canadian Roofsmith in Victoria B.C. offers a variety of services when it comes to your roof. One of these is removing moss. Moss effects different types of roofs in different ways. The most common type of residential roof in North America is the fiberglass laminate shingle roof. Therefore I will focus on the moss removal process on this type of roof today.The problem with moos on a roof is twofold.It can create functional water flow and retention issues as well as cosmetic issues. Cosmetically,moss on a roof can make the home and roof look older than they are. We tend our gardens,mow our lawns and paint the exteriors of homes to keep them looking and removing moss from your roof can go a long way to restoring your home’s curb appeal .

Functionally,the moss is eating away at the roof. Its roots are growing into the granule of the shingles loosening it from the shingle surface.This can cause premature granule loss which can lead to premature shingle deterioration.When moss adheres to the “butts” of the shingles it is in effect retaining water on the shingle at it’s most vulnerable point close to shingle fasteners. On lower pitched roofs this could lead to leak issues.

We are adding the moss removal to our services at Canadian Roofsmith as we are continually asked about the effects of moss on a roof and if we perform the service. We have searched out various products and are recommending Wash Safe Canada’s Roof Wash as a green, eco- friendly alternative to bleach and other not so environmentally friendly products. I have shot a few videos showing the process of how I went about using this product and just what it takes to remove moss from a roof.

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